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BAT’s first quarter cigarette volume down 3.6 percent

BAT’s first quarter cigarette volume down 3.6 percent

| April 29, 2015

British American Tobacco’s cigarette volume during the three months to the end of March, at 152 billion, was said by the company to be down by about 3.6 percent on that of the first quarter of 2014, 158 billion. Volumes were depressed in each of the company’s four regions: from 50 billion to 49 billion […]

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Indonesian excise bands cause health concerns

Indonesian excise bands cause health concerns

| April 29, 2015

The Indonesian Consumer Foundation (YLKI) said yesterday that the pictorial health warnings on more than half of the tobacco product packs it had examined as part of a survey had excise bands over the top of them, according to a story in The Jakarta Post. Government regulations stipulate that cigarette packs must carry pictorial warnings […]

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Rajasthan mulls once-a-month ban on tobacco sales

Rajasthan mulls once-a-month ban on tobacco sales

| April 29, 2015

The Indian state of Rajasthan is considering introducing a ban on the sale of all tobacco products during one day of each month, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. Under the proposal, the tobacco ‘dry day’ would see also the organization of events in schools and colleges […]

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Zimbabwe’s leaf tobacco export earnings soar

Zimbabwe’s leaf tobacco export earnings soar

| April 29, 2015

Zimbabwe has earned US$224.0 million from the export of 35.2 million kg of semi-processed tobacco this year, according to a story in The Herald quoting figures from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board. This season’s figures are said to be increased from the US$58.6 million kg earned from the export of 16.4 million kg during […]

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RAI’s sustainability report available online

RAI’s sustainability report available online

| April 29, 2015

Reynolds American Inc.’s 2014 Sustainability Report, which ‘highlights the latest initiatives by RAI and its subsidiaries to ensure a sustainable commercial future while addressing stakeholder expectations’, is now available on the company’s website (www.ReynoldsAmerican.com). “Sustainable business practices are good for our businesses and they are the right thing to do,” said RAI president and CEO […]

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A plague of low flue-cured prices afflicting growers

A plague of low flue-cured prices afflicting growers

| April 28, 2015

Lower farm prices are plaguing flue-cured tobacco growers around the world, according to a story in the most recent issue of the India-based BBM Bommidala Group newsletter. The story reported that prices had fallen by 14 percent in Brazil, 10 percent in Zimbabwe, eight percent in the US and four percent in Tanzania. And in […]

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